I found this article of at WorldNetDaily. It was written by a Pastor D. James Kennedy. Very interesting.
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Quote from Article:
"Newsweek in its 1982 look at "How the Bible Made America," reported that "historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our founding document ..." Research conducted by Professors Donald Lutz and Charles Hyneman confirms this point. Their exhaustive review of American political literature published between 1760 and 1805 some 15,000 items found that 34 percent of all direct quotations were from the Bible. The most quoted source was not Locke, not Montesquieu, not Voltaire, but the Bible specifically the book of Deuteronomy."
How true. Our founding was undoubtedly Christian and argument to the contrary is ridiculous. The only reason this is not as widely know as it once was is because writers of public school history book have edited the truth from the books. For example:
Did you know that George Washington made the following statement?
"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness"
Why don't they tell our school children these things? Why don't they tell kids that Abe Lincoln said:
"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we would not know right and wrong"
The textbooks these days are made to be politically correct", which in a nutshell means you take any references to Christianity out. The only quote I remember seeing in a Oklahoma History textbook, linked Christians to the Ku Klux Clan! What a horrendous statement! Do Christians believe in killing people because they are a different color then you? Did Jesus teach these thing? NO! Yet, that was the main statement about Christianity in this book. Oh, and by that way, we happened to leave out the Lincoln quote, it might be an "establishment of religion" if we told our kids all of our history. I think they should teach our history the way it really was, not the "politically correct" version.
For more of my thoughts along these same lines please view my article Our Christian Heritage.
The Blogging Boy Scout,